Adar Press

Turkey has arrested 418 people in 29 provinces for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

This came after the announcement of the dismissal of three mayors belonging to a pro-Kurdish party in the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, wan and Mardin, after investigations the Turkish Interior Ministry claimed were "terrorism-related."

 The news agency quoted a statement by the Turkish Interior Ministry that it had sacked three mayors and appointed officials in their positions.

Translation: Adar Press.

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